Shane Snipes

42 Flips | 11 Magazines | 7 Likes | 293 Following | 101 Followers | @shanesnipes | Innovation & Entrepreneurship Faculty @ Fordham University, BMCC, Fashion Institute of Tech & Baruch College

Processing My Struggle With Depression And Imposter Syndrome in Silicon Valley

… and How it Has Been Costing Me Millions In Opportunities<p>There was a time I wanted to change the world. I tried to change the tech industry. Now I …

Mental Health

A platform for start ups to pitch ideas

Start ups looking for investment, mentoring, or any support now have a platform to pitch the ideas.<p>Sivarajah Ramanathan, founder and CEO of …

Startups

When Office Meetings Leave the Office Behind

Entrepreneurs have a reputation for working long hours to get their businesses up and running, leading some of their employees to a quick burnout.<p>But some business owners have instituted activities that may seem better suited to summer camp — outdoor planning sessions, meetings in a salt room, deal …

Employment

You Don't Have To Be 'Born With It' To Be Successful -- You Just Need This One Key Trait

You read about it all the time: natural born entrepreneurs like Gary Vaynerchuk who were setting up lemonade stands and trading baseball cards at the age of five, making thousands of dollars a week while all the other kids were playing in the schoolyard. It’s clear that people like Vaynerchuk were …

Entrepreneurship

6 Signs You’re Living in an Entrepreneurial Society

In his landmark 1985 book, <i>Innovation and Entrepreneurship</i>, famed author and educator Peter Drucker wrote about an entrepreneurial society and its impact on economic development. “Entrepreneurship rests on a theory of economy and society,” he wrote. “The theory sees change as normal and indeed as …

Entrepreneurship Opportunities Give Students a Leg Up for Future Tech Careers

By Meghan Bogardus CortezPrograms that foster innovation and create startups allow students to develop business skills.

I.D.E.A.L. U: Innovation Design Entrepreneurship Agile Lean

"I greatly enjoy working with Shane; he’s always prepared and brings energy, intelligence and humor to the game. He is uber smart yet humble, and …

How a handful of tech companies control billions of minds every day

A handful of people working at a handful of tech companies steer the thoughts of billions of people every day, says design thinker Tristan Harris. …

Top 20 Innovation Articles of April 2017

Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to …

Four reasons to participate now | Accenture Innovation Awards

Why should every startup join the Accenture Innovation Awards Program? Of course: to win. But even if you don’t win, there are a lot of opportunities.

The 6 Best Jobs for Teenage Entrepreneurs

How you can start a business in high school.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Although it might sound too good to be true, many successful businesspeople start their careers as teenage entrepreneurs. These individuals didn’t let their ages hold them back, and you …

7 Funding Alternatives For Women Entrepreneurs

Until the culture and demographics of the VC industry changes, here are some places that female founders can pitch.<p>More often than not, pitching VC firms means pleading your case to white men. This is no easy feat for women entrepreneurs who, at best, may be easily dismissed or, at worst, may be …

It's Time to Rethink Your Talent Strategy (According to New Study) and Design Thinking Can Help

New research shows power of leveraging Design Thinking in recruiting and talent processes at world-class companies<p>I have written about why your HR department should embrace design thinking in a previous column and now a study on <b>"</b>Designing and Refining Talent Acquisition" reinforces the important …

How to Make Agile Work for the C-Suite

Many companies are attempting a radical — and often rapid — shift from hierarchical structures to more agile environments, in order to operate at the speed required by today’s competitive marketplace. Companies like ANZ, the Australian-based banking giant, have made explicit commitments to adopt …

Meet Orion: The young LA Techpreneur who’s making more than just $ but a difference in the community of consumer electronics.

When Orion informed me about my cracked phone, I took the time to ask how his training to expertise came to be and he told a story that entailed so …

How startups thrive in emerging markets

“What is happening in Turkey?” is not a question you want to hear from friends and family abroad when you are trying to scale a business or raise funding for your startup.<p>Having to explain the intricacies of your geography (in addition to your own value proposition) is also not the position you …

Social Entrepreneurs Use 'Tactical Urbanism' To Create Walkable Communities

How best to help urban communities become more walkable, livable, less car-dependent and, well, more like real communities? That question is at the heart of Street Plans Collaborative, a Miami Beach and New York City-based urban planning, design and research firm.<p>Its answer: To accomplish that goal …

This Former Google Employee Says The 5-Year Plan is Irrelevant (Here's Why)

Before you plan for the long-term, consider this strategy for success instead.<p>I don't know about you, but when I look back five years, I can barely recognize my life. That was two homes, one marriage, two startups, one puppy, four tropical vacations, and one office ago. It's incredible how fast …

3 Women Entrepreneurs Who Unleash Their Energy for the Greater Good

Use these female entrepreneurs' advice to unleash your Wonder Woman power and create a world where everyone thrives.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Frustrated by her mother’s resistance to letting her leave in order to fight evil, Diana Prince (aka Wonder Woman) quips, …

From Prototype to Production: 3 Things You Must Do

There's no substitute for research. Your success depends on knowing what it costs to create your product and finding the best way to build it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Creating new hardware products is hard. No surprise there. Every step along the way has its own …

How to Build a Multi-Million Dollar Business (Without Inventing Anything at All)

Don't re-invent the wheel, just use it differently.<p>Spoiler alert: most of today's top companies are based on old ideas. Uber is a modern twist on the taxi industry; Airbnb has done the same with hotels. Tesla's electric vehicles are just another incarnation of a centuries-old idea. And yet the …

How Design Thinking Is Redefining Wireless Charging

Young inventor creates a lightweight solar powered phone battery case<p>One of the keys to entrepreneurial success is to provide a solution to a problem that many people have. The larger the problem, the more successful you can be.<p>Being the first to solve a well-known problem, or coming up with a …

Co-Designing Complex Systems

from ‘Design for Human and Planetary Health’ D.C. Wahl 2006<p>Come forth into the light of things, <br>Let Nature be your teacher.<br>— William Wordsworth …

10 ways design thinking can help you raise resourceful kids

By Phyllis L. Fagell<p>When my son Ben was young, he only ate white food. Spaghetti, bread and popcorn all made the cut; broccoli and peppers, not so much. I couldn’t let it go. I formed spinach into “Shrek pancakes,” told him Batman loved peas and challenged him to string bean eating contests. I knew …

University of Pennsylvania

Information Builders introduces design thinking for BI and analytics

To introduce this new approach for BI and analytics projects, Information Builders is hosting a Design Thinking webcast series kicking off July 13, …

Empathy fuelled Customer-Centricity

All the needs and wants are important to make user empowered and make them feel good. If you want to nail user experience, as a designer you need to …

The agile Workplace: Be Problem Oriented!

Early in my career, I have heard it many times personally and have given the admonition to my staff many times as well — be <i>solution</i> oriented! And the …

How to Use Trello to Manage Productivity

I’ve been a huge fan of Trello since its early days and it’s now a key part of my life, from content calendars, personal to do’s and a vital tool in …

7 Things You Need to Have a Productive (and Happy) Content Marketing Team

I love talking and waxing philosophical about productivity. Knowing <i>how</i> we work is so essential if we want to create that resonant content we crave – …

Microsoft puts partners at the center of $4.5 trillion transformation opportunity - The Official Microsoft Blog

As we kick off Microsoft Inspire in Washington, D.C., the world is on the cusp of major technology disruption – and that brings major opportunity. …